Health, Families & Finances

UW-Extension programs enrich families and strengthen communities. Backed by university research, we work for Wisconsin families by:

  • Helping communities respond to issues such as childhood obesity, financial security, and aging.
  • Providing leadership for policies that help children, youth and families succeed.
  • Increasing knowledge about parenting, health and nutrition.
  • Offering consumers and families more strategies for managing their money.
  • Reaching out to diverse families with education and resources.
  • Using cost effective approaches to reduce negative family issues and build more resilient families.

 

 

 

 

Family Living Programs focus on parenting, financial education, eating well & being active, which helps families thrive in a rapidly changing world. Residents can participate in programs to help them increase their financial capability, become financially healthy and achieve their financial goals.  Seniors benefit from exercise programs including Strong Women. Families of all ages can benefit from Get Moving, Walworth County’s summer walking program.

UW-Extension and UW-Madison maintain a Food Safety and Health website with food safety and preservation information.

Please use this link to stay connected to Walworth County Family Living Programming!  By completing this form, you will be added to communication lists that you are interested in.  Communications will include notification of upcoming education opportunities, helpful information, community resources and other updates of note.

https://goo.gl/forms/OtfWKafBS3D17m662

If you’d like to be removed, please contact Amanda at amanda.kostman@ces.uwex.edu or 262-741-4961 or Gonzalo at gvega@co.walworth.wi.us or 262-741-4951.


Staff

If you have any questions regarding Health, Families & Finances in Walworth County, please contact:

Amanda Kostman
Walworth County – UW Extension
100 W. Walworth St.
PO Box 1001
Elkhorn, WI 53121-1001
Phone: 262-741-4961
Fax: 262-741-4955
Email: amanda.kostman@wisc.edu


Recent News

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4-H Freezing Workshop

The county 4-H Food Preservation leadership is offering a Freezing Workshop on Saturday, November 9, from 1-3:30 p.m. in the County Government Center, Elkhorn.  This hands-on workshop is open to all youth, grades 3-13.  4-Hers are welcome to sign-up their non-4-H friends.  During the workshop, participants will prepare applesauce and butternut squash for freezing, and each participant will […]

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QWIC Bites- Kids in the Kitchen

  Easy Freezer Pasta and Vegetables Join us Tuesday December 17 at the Delavan library as we prepare a delicious pasta dish with homemade dressing. THIS IS A FREE EVENT! Tuesday December 17: 4PM-4:45PM      RSVP by calling (262) 741-3146 or e-mail walcoWIC@co.walworth.wi.us Aram Public Library 404 E Walworth St Delavan, WI 53115

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Become a Financial Coach

Interested in becoming a coach or in scheduling a financial coaching session? WalCo Volunteer Financial Coach Position Description General Description: Volunteer Financial Coaches agree to complete the Volunteer Financial Coach Training and provide one-on-one coaching for individuals/families that are seeking to accomplish financial goals. Nature of Position: The volunteer receives 6 hours of training in […]

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Boletín Fit Families de abril

A veces el clima obliga a los niños a quedarse adentro. Esto no significa que no puedan divertirse sin ver la televisión. ¡Hay tantas actividades que pueden hacer adentro que traerán alegría y risas a su hogar! Lo que más me gusta hacer con mis hijos es construir un castillo de cobijas con muchas cobijas […]

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April Fit Families Newsletter

Sometimes the weather forces kids to stay inside. This doesn’t mean that they can’t have fun without watching tv. There are so many awesome activities that they can do inside that will bring joy and laughter throughout your home, as well as get them moving! My favorite thing to do with my kids is to […]


Resources

Walworth County Family Referral Services

Building Strong Families

Child Development

Clothing and Textiles

Diet and Health

Health Insurance/Economic Support

Family Financial Management

Food Preservation

Foods & Nutrition

Homeowners and Consumers

Housing

UW-Extension

Association for Home & Community Education (HCE)

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